Sunday, March 03, 2013

Review of Kelly Cozy's Ashes

Product Details

Title: Ashes
Author: Kelly Cozy
Genre: Suspense
Price: $1.99 (eBook) / $ 13.50 Paperback
Publisher: Smite Publications
ISBN: 978-0985123451
Reviewed by: Erica Moulton

Most of us remember where we were when we first heard of 9/11. It was a moment in time that forever changed America. For a majority of Americans, years later it is just a distant memory. For survivors and those who lost loved ones during the attacks it's a recurrent nightmare that they deal with daily. What choice would those people make if they had the opportunity to murder the person responsible for planning the attacks?

Kelly Cozy's novel Ashes spins a tale that poses that very dilemma for a survivor of a similar attack. Told from a third person point of view the story changes between two strangers as they deal with the aftermath of the attack and how it affects their lives. Each chapter paves a separate path for the characters, paths that are bound to eventually cross and bring them face to face with one another.

At many points in the book I found myself thinking I wasn't going to give a glowing review. Some of the plot seemed hard to believe as plausible, at some points the book seemed to drag a bit and other parts were too verbose for my liking. However, I was delighted to find that all these negative thoughts were blown away by the ending.

Cozy did a superb job of weaving an intricate web that will draw the reader in and unable to tear themselves away from the ending. I found many aspects of the book to be symbolic of events that transpired from 9/11, which hidden messages and symbolism is a huge plus in my reading choices.

I crave books that make readers question their beliefs, that leave room for speculation and end with a bang. Cozy satisfied this craving and left me hungry for more. I look forward to the second book in this series.

7/10 Rating

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